Rachel Dickson’s work is primarily concerned with ideas of memory and circumstance, using garments and domestic objects as metaphors for lives lived. One-off pieces are constructed in porcelain paperclay, sometimes with the addition of paper and stitch, and the inclusion of ceramic decal text. Found ceramic plates are illustrated and shown as a narrative through the use of display.
Paper sculptural objects/ garments are created using found papers, incorporating the previous life of the material to explore memories and suggestions of the wearer. She seeks to make objects of both skill and thought, crossing the boundaries of material and technique, whilst maintaining integrity as a maker.
Rachel is a graduate of the Royal College of Art with MA in Ceramics & Glass, and has exhibited widely, in the UK, Ireland and North America.